Family programs

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Fun for the whole family at the Halifax Citadel!

Parks Canada Xplorers

Hey kids, now you can discover the Halifax Citadel in a fun new way by becoming an official Halifax Citadel Xplorer.

Try on a 78th Highlanders jacket and see how long you can stand as a sentry.

Play hide and seek in the Citadel’s ditch. Even find the gunpowder and see the noonday cannon fired.

Complete at least five mini-quest activities outlined in the free booklet to become an official Halifax Citadel Xplorer and receive a special limited edition souvenir.

Pick up your booklet at the Information Centre.

Ages: 6 to 11

Fee: Free with regular admission

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Signal gun ready, Sergeant Major

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